BAYKO in HONG KONG

I currently have no BAYKO documents from the Hong Kong market...
....but I do have a little information on this BAYKO market.
 
Thanks to Andrew Lance, of the Hornby Railways Collectors Association, for this information.
 
May 1962, MECCANO General Products Price List
May 1962 Hong Kong MECCANO General Products Price List
The image [left] is the front page of the May, 1962 version of the MECCANO General Products Price List for the Hong Kong market.
The BAYKO section is fairly low down, but, non-the-less, it is on the front page. If you slide your mouse anywhere over the image, you will see it highlighted.
If you then click anywhere on the image, you will see a larger version of the BAYKO section itself.
The full document comprises a total of eight pages, which is presumably indicative of Hong Kong being a successful market for MECCANO's product range. However, the printer's code on the back page [not shown] suggests only 2,000 of these were actually printed.
I believe the document was created with two vertical folds, creating eight pages, while allowing it to be opened out to reveal the original sheet.
The stated availability of both set #15 and set #14C begs the question as to whether export markets were still being prioritised over the U.K. domestic market where the launch was a couple of months later!
Given that we've known for several years that BAYKO was sold in Malaysia and Singapore, both before and after the MECCANO takeover, it doesn't come as a complete surprise that Hong Kong was also covered, at least after the takeover.
If you've any information on BAYKO in Hong Kong - or even mainland China - I'd love to hear from you...
The hand-stamped, overprint entry, which actually overlaps with the BAYKO entry, near the bottom of the sheet, names "SUNNY COMPANY" as being the "Authorised Distributors" based at : -
9, L????OI TUNG BLDG.
8, CAMERON ROAD
HONG KONG
KOWLOON
TEL. 37486
TEL. 60145
Interestingly, Sunny Company still exists, but has done something of a U-turn in-so-far-as it now styles itself as a "manufacturer and exporter", rather than an importer.
 
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